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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 08:41
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Posted By Blairdennon
Tend to agree in some respects but I think the...

Tend to agree in some respects but I think the upshot is that some in Scotland believe that Scotland gets a raw deal from the Union, as with the EU it is those who wish to leave who believe that the...
Forum: Politics 24-05-2015, 16:45
Replies: 116
Views: 2,552
Posted By Blairdennon
It certainly makes the process of bringing them...

It certainly makes the process of bringing them to justice infinitely more expensive.

The HRA as operated in the UK is consistently broken in any event; a public body that 'acts' includes in that...
Forum: Politics 23-05-2015, 18:40
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
It may be a broad brush but that is the upshot of...

It may be a broad brush but that is the upshot of positive action.
Forum: Politics 23-05-2015, 18:37
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
Positive action is quite specific.

Positive action is quite specific.
Forum: Politics 23-05-2015, 18:32
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
Equality laws, positive action.

Equality laws, positive action.
Forum: Politics 23-05-2015, 18:20
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
A person with that profile in the UK is currently...

A person with that profile in the UK is currently the only type of person that the law allows to be discriminated against.
Forum: Politics 23-05-2015, 17:58
Replies: 215
Views: 5,152
Posted By Blairdennon
That is not what I heard, ED wanted to outlaw...

That is not what I heard, ED wanted to outlaw Islamophobia which is a very nebulous concept at best. The trouble is it is fine having the Human Rights however that does not protect those whose human...
Forum: Politics 23-05-2015, 17:20
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
In the UK I have no idea, that affect people in...

In the UK I have no idea, that affect people in the UK just about all of them I would have thought, some good, some indifferent and in the Rushdie case some exceptionally bad not just for Rushdie but...
Forum: Politics 23-05-2015, 14:01
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
WE do know that Fatwas are declared for the most...

WE do know that Fatwas are declared for the most innocent of things though. Who knows how Muslim sensitivities are crossed.
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 23:30
Replies: 52
Views: 1,628
Posted By Blairdennon
That is the point, if far right groups are...

That is the point, if far right groups are composed of those who fall apart under questioning what on earth is a no platform policy supposed to achieve? You say no platforming is wrong but it...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 23:16
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
We know any threat of violence is a criminal act...

We know any threat of violence is a criminal act we also know how many arrests were made at the infamous Danish cartoons march which was none and one later.What the police should be doing and what...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 22:44
Replies: 52
Views: 1,628
Posted By Blairdennon
Griffin was made an arse of by a combination of...

Griffin was made an arse of by a combination of partisan chairmanship, programme change and the suspicion of direction by the producers towards selecting the random selection. His views and opinions...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 20:18
Replies: 52
Views: 1,628
Posted By Blairdennon
I think it worked out rather well because there...

I think it worked out rather well because there was a large element of set up. The idea of QT is to allow public figures, mainly in politics, to pontificate on the topics of the day. Dimbleby did...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 19:26
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
Well experience here and in the US indicates...

Well experience here and in the US indicates the...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 19:15
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
Of course it does, the case highlights the case...

Of course it does, the case highlights the case of Christians. In terms of Jews it is also a problem and as in this case likely to be judged in law with pressure to change the law from these...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 19:09
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
Time of course will tell. I am not sure if it is...

Time of course will tell.

I am not sure if it is wrong largely because the equality laws are all about treating people equally irrespective of whatever protected characteristic they have which...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 12:26
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
It is not a matter of dragging Muslims into it it...

It is not a matter of dragging Muslims into it it is a matter of looking at what can be drawn from the judgement. Religion is part of the judgement as it clearly indicates that a religious view in no...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 09:11
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
I do not think that is the case, it is the person...

I do not think that is the case, it is the person who holds political beliefs that is protected as opposed to those beliefs themselves being protected. The bakery could not refuse to serve a...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 08:52
Replies: 52
Views: 1,628
Posted By Blairdennon
Not strictly true as the BNP vote in 2010 was the...

Not strictly true as the BNP vote in 2010 was the highest they ever had. It was not the exposure that eventually resulted in BNP decline it was the concentration of negative exposure and the...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 08:20
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
The legislation is about providing identical...

The legislation is about providing identical service to each individual irrespective of whatever protected characteristic they have. It seems as though the bakery would have refused to provide this...
Forum: Politics 21-05-2015, 19:10
Replies: 81
Views: 3,475
Posted By Blairdennon
Just a brief look at the prison statistics...

Just a brief look at the prison statistics indicates a problem based on immigration from Muslim countries. Approx 15% of the prison population is Muslim, 30% of those are foreign born.
There were 178...
Forum: Politics 21-05-2015, 18:37
Replies: 305
Views: 7,515
Posted By Blairdennon
Indeed we have something unpleasant that has...

Indeed we have something unpleasant that has purloined Scottishness for its own ends. I can recall being at a by-election declaration at Stirling's Albert Hall in 197early. The Labour candidate beat...
Forum: Politics 21-05-2015, 12:33
Replies: 305
Views: 7,515
Posted By Blairdennon
I think the fantasy is yours where pride is to be...

I think the fantasy is yours where pride is to be removed and like an addict you check yourself when those feelings arise. Religious zealots somehow seem not quite so extreme.
Forum: Politics 20-05-2015, 19:53
Replies: 81
Views: 3,475
Posted By Blairdennon
It is not the main factor, that is the influx of...

It is not the main factor, that is the influx of Muslim migrants into the country post 1997.
The writing was on the wall during the Rushdie affair, where it was clear that the rule of UK law was...
Forum: Politics 20-05-2015, 19:30
Replies: 459
Views: 9,721
Posted By Blairdennon
Correct me if I am wrong religions have no truck...

Correct me if I am wrong religions have no truck with people being gay it is people being actively gay that they have issue with. Which of course brings choice into the equation and that always seems...
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